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DarkLotusChylde



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Joelibris wrote:
Um, have you been spending alot of time with FC, Jeff? They carry Stephen King, UNRATED versions of DVD's, and Al Franken's books. Wal-mart has no say-so on the content of what they sell, as long as it sells. Cept for that whole Sheryl Crow fiasco. That WAS wrong.



Joe:

They don't carry books with the title, "YOU SUCK".

Think it through, Cowboy. They wouldn't carry the Daily Show book because it had naked Supreme Court justices.

And BTW, I've had lunch with the national accounts manager for Wal Mart, it's not because someone forgot to mention it that you won't find the book in Wal Mart.

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Next time you visit a Wal-mart, Chris, check out the "paranormal romance" section of their book dept. I saw several books with the word 'suck' in the title. I guess it's OK by them to use the word in a sado-sexual way, but not in an insulting way.
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Joelibris wrote:
Next time you visit a Wal-mart, Chris, check out the "paranormal romance" section of their book dept. I saw several books with the word 'suck' in the title. I guess it's OK by them to use the word in a sado-sexual way, but not in an insulting way.



Yeah, it's a sliding scale. For instance, the NY Times wouldn't print the word "Suck" in the full page ad that Harper bought, but Janet Maslin and the Bestseller list seem to use it just fine.

And since when is there a whole fucking paranormal romance section anywhere?


Joe, I officially appoint you the person to get my books into Wal-Mart. Because you obviously have a handle on this whole thing.

Carry on.

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chris wrote:
paranormal romance


Fucking Spooky. Neh?
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Apparently romance readers aren't satisfied with traditional bodice-rippers anymore. They want bodice-ripping blood-drinkin werewolf guys that will either give them immortality and/or fuck the living daylights out of them. And yes, HALF the romance novels at Wal-mart are of this variety. I accept the "Get the AG on the shelves at Wal-mart" challenge. I will keep you posted.

(Any chance you could get Morrow to advertise YS as a 'humorous paranormal romance'?)
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chris wrote:
Yeah, it's a sliding scale. For instance, the NY Times wouldn't print the word "Suck" in the full page ad that Harper bought, but Janet Maslin and the Bestseller list seem to use it just fine.

Did they not run an add at all? Or did they have to print something like "You ***k" on it?

chris wrote:

And since when is there a whole fucking paranormal romance section anywhere?


It is the new thing. It is too creepy for the religious sect so separating them seems normal to me. Not carrying the word suck seems odd to me.

Hey Joe. Start an online petition... Why not? It might not do much but it would be an easy first step.

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An online petition! A movement! We should call it, "Walmart, 'You Suck!'"

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Steve, I hereby appoint you Veep of this campaign.
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you already have a foot in the door, Walmart is selling it on their website:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5041764
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Good work, Joe! That wa quick!
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Anne Sullivan ain't got shit on me!
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Laveric wrote:
chris wrote:
Yeah, it's a sliding scale. For instance, the NY Times wouldn't print the word "Suck" in the full page ad that Harper bought, but Janet Maslin and the Bestseller list seem to use it just fine.

Did they not run an add at all? Or did they have to print something like "You ***k" on it?


Yes, it said "You ****" Not kidding.

chris wrote:

And since when is there a whole fucking paranormal romance section anywhere?


It is the new thing. It is too creepy for the religious sect so separating them seems normal to me. Not carrying the word suck seems odd to me.

Hey Joe. Start an online petition... Why not? It might not do much but it would be an easy first step.

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Okay, good job. Now, Joe, see if you can get You Suck included with a Happy Meal.

Oh yes, well shall rule the world. Yes we shall....


Muhahahahahahahaha! <cough!> hahahahahahaha

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chris wrote:
You Suck stays at #6 on the NY Times List

Evidently, the force is strong with this one...

Great news!!!! Go, Chris!!!!

I've got my two copies, and will probably buy another one at the West Chester signing, or at least another copy of BSF.

And please take a vacation!!!!!!!!
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